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'''Vassar Carlton Clements''' (April 25, 1928 – August 16, 2005) was a Grammy Award- winning American jazz, Swing music|swing, and Bluegrass music|bluegrass fiddler. Clements has been dubbed the Father of Hillbilly Jazz, an improvisational style that blends and borrows from swing, hot jazz, and bluegrass along with roots also in country and other musical traditions.
Birth nameVassar Carlton Clements
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Death date{{death date and age|2005|8|16|1928|4|25}}
OriginKinard, Florida
InstrumentFiddle, viola, cello, double bass, mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar
GenreBluegrass music|Bluegrass, Country music|country
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Associated actsBill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, Jim and Jesse, Earl Scruggs, John Hartford, Norman Blake (American musician)|Norman Blake, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Old and in the Way, Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead, many others
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